According to a press release from Illinois State Police District 12, and injury crash occurred this afternoon, around 1:15 PM, along IL Route 37, just 37.41 miles south of Kell Road in Marion IL. Unit #1: Steven Fritschle of Olney and unit #2: Dawn Harris of Louisville.
Report indicates unit 2 was traveling south along route 37 when unit 1 backed out of a private driveway onto the same route. Unit 2 then struck the rear end of Unit 1 head on. Following the impact, unit 1 came to a final stop facing west and partially blocking the southbound lane. Unit 2’s final stopping point was facing southwest in the northbound lane. Both drivers and passengers, unit 2 had 4 passengers with her, were all transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia IL.
Unit 1 has been charged with failure to yield (driveway)